Point Lobos State Reserve

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Point Lobos State Reserve


Location:In Monterey County, 3 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1.
Facilities:Picnic areas, restrooms, trails (é).
Activities:Hiking, wildlife viewing, scuba diving, guided tours.
Special Features:Once the home of a turn-of -the-century whaling and abalone industry, Reserve contains headlands, coves, and rolling meadows and is known for its exceptional beauty. Wildlife includes seals, sea lions, sea otters, and migrating gray whales (from December to May), and thousands of seabirds also make the reserve their home. The offshore area, popular with divers, forms one of the richest underwater habitats in the world.
Address:c/o Monterey District Office
2211 Garden Rd
Monterey, CA 93940

Phone:831-624-4909
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=571
Size: 1,325 acres.

See other parks in California.
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Some of his most famous photographs were taken of the trees and rocks at Point Lobos, California, near where he lived for many years.
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Jerry maintained his interest in his natural surroundings and its historical context, calling the nearby Point Lobos State Natural Preserve the most beautiful spot on Earth.
In her later years, Fontaine had lived quietly at her Villa Fontana estate about 5 miles south of Carmel, enjoying its spectacular view of wind-swept Point Lobos.
Paul takes obvious pleasure in being here, kneeling to examine flowers and foliage, raising his binoculars to study sea otters floating in the kelp offshore, or gazing across the water at fog drifting through the trees at Point Lobos.
Development to the city's Richmond District development began in the early 1870's with scattered homes built in the sand dunes that covered the entire area, located near to the Point Lobos Road.
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Weston started experiencing symptoms of Parkinson's disease in 1946, and in 1948, he made his last photographs at Point Lobos. In 1952, six years before his death, his Fiftieth Anniversary Portfolio was published.